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#1 Paul R

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 19:45

Hi all
 
I'm wanting to start a little Hi-Fi system to run audio off my pc through. I'm looking for speaker recommendations I think a 6'' driver bookshelf is about my limit. id really love a nice wood finish too.
 
Its not going to be anything crazy yet, not really any room for decent speaker placements etc. It will literally be speakers either side of a 22'' monitor.
The speakers need to go right up against the wall as close as possible so I'm guessing if they're ported the port needs to be a front facing one?
 
I was also if their is any places that do just empty solid wood cabinets so you can choose your own drivers and play about a bit more and learn? 
 
speakers ive been looking at, Just to give an idea of the sort of size are...
 
ONKYO D-202A
B&W DM12
B&W DM601
Gale 30 Series .3010s
Kef Q15.2
TANNOY MERCURY F1 Custom
Technics SB-HD501

cheers
 
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Posted 24 May 2018 - 20:26

Recently bought some Rega Kytes for £40 then spent another £30 on new foam grilles and £8 on some rega Badges I had made!

Astounding little speakers for the money and designed to go up against a wall!



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Posted 24 May 2018 - 20:43

 
I was also if their is any places that do just empty solid wood cabinets so you can choose your own drivers and play about a bit more and learn? 
 

Not really, wilmslow audio will knock you up any cabinet you want thought for a fairly reasonable fee, the problem is that every driver has a different cut-out size, different screw spacing, different flange depth, etc, etc, there's none of the standardization of car audio.

However I would whole heartedly recommend setting yourself a budget and choosing a couple of woofers and tweeters that fit in it and giving it a go, the only way to know your preferences for brands/cone materials/etc is by experimenting, nearly any combo of 5 - 6" woofer and tweeter will work quite happily in the right box crossed at 3khz.


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 20:54

A pair of Denon mc 50/51 (mission designed )would sound nice.
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Posted 25 May 2018 - 15:59

Cheers guys

A pair of Denon mc 50/51 (mission designed )would sound nice.

I cant seem to find these on Google images it just comes up with dj decks?  
 

Not really, wilmslow audio will knock you up any cabinet you want thought for a fairly reasonable fee, the problem is that every driver has a different cut-out size, different screw spacing, different flange depth, etc, etc, there's none of the standardization of car audio.

However I would whole heartedly recommend setting yourself a budget and choosing a couple of woofers and tweeters that fit in it and giving it a go, the only way to know your preferences for brands/cone materials/etc is by experimenting, nearly any combo of 5 - 6" woofer and tweeter will work quite happily in the right box crossed at 3khz.

 
Just had a look at a few of theirs, looks interesting. One thing that has been tempting me is putting my Genesis audiophiles in a cabinet as ill probably be changing midbass's eventually and I don't really want to sell them on so would be nice to still enjoy them indoors. I'm not sure what volume they'd like though would have to speak to Gordon. the ohm'age thing could be a problem too I suppose.

Recently bought some Rega Kytes for £40 then spent another £30 on new foam grilles and £8 on some rega Badges I had made!
Astounding little speakers for the money and designed to go up against a wall!
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Nice job there mate well done ill look into those too.

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 11:13

Sorry Paul my bad.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F222990625553
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 19:24

ah yes ive seen those



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 23:27

Rega Kytes is a great shout. looking good Matty!!

 

i have a pair of KEF Q300 and a pair of Celestion 100 standmounts you’re welcome to take away and try Paul. 



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Posted 27 May 2018 - 14:28

Why not try a pair of those coaxials in cabinets that you have in the car and run with an active sub.
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 14:47

Cheers Rod thats jolly good of you.

Coor, I like those kefs imagine being a coaxial fanboy indoors too lol, they wont fit in my location though damn :( 

 

Have you got a link to the celestions google is showing up a few different things. :wacko:


Rega Kytes is a great shout. looking good Matty!!

 

i have a pair of KEF Q300 and a pair of Celestion 100 standmounts you’re welcome to take away and try Paul. 

Cheers Rod thats jolly good of you.

Coor, I like those kefs imagine being a coaxial fanboy indoors too lol, they wont fit in my location though damn :(

 

Have you got a link to the celestions google is showing up a few different things. :wacko:

 

Why not try a pair of those coaxials in cabinets that you have in the car and run with an active sub.

It did cross my mind but would be nice to try other things.



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Posted 27 May 2018 - 21:30

Forgot to say ill be mostly be listening to the speakers sat at pc desk so they will be quite close to me not sure if this changes things? I suspect ill need to raise them up nearer ear level and toed in a bit?



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Posted 28 May 2018 - 08:22

This guy is selling the same drivers used in the eversound essence. 

 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F222993338917

 

https://feniksaudio.com/

 

knocked up a quick sealed box and they sound really nice, need a small sub tho. 

 

 

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 19:01

Cheers Rod thats jolly good of you.

Coor, I like those kefs imagine being a coaxial fanboy indoors too lol, they wont fit in my location though damn :(

 

Have you got a link to the celestions google is showing up a few different things. :wacko:


Cheers Rod thats jolly good of you.

Coor, I like those kefs imagine being a coaxial fanboy indoors too lol, they wont fit in my location though damn :(

 

Have you got a link to the celestions google is showing up a few different things. :wacko:

 

It did cross my mind but would be nice to try other things.

 

 

These are the Celestions..

 

https://www.stereoph...2cel/index.html



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Posted 28 May 2018 - 19:26

This guy is selling the same drivers used in the eversound essence. 
 
[url=https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F222993338917][url]https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F222993338917[/url][/url]
 
[url=https://feniksaudio.com/][url]https://feniksaudio.com/[/url][/url]
 
knocked up a quick sealed box and they sound really nice, need a small sub tho.

 
Ha nice job interesting.
 

These are the Celestions..
 
[url=https://www.stereophile.com/standloudspeakers/692cel/index.html][url]https://www.stereophile.com/standloudspeakers/692cel/index.html[/url][/url]

Ah sweet I was hoping it was those they just about fit ill send a text cheers.

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 17:43

those celestions are great, but i seem to recall they like plenty of power, could be wrong tho, my memory is shit, lol


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Posted 29 May 2018 - 18:01

lol we shall see its only for in my room so im not going to party with it or anything :D



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Posted 16 Jun 2018 - 19:38

I was looking at the mercury f1 customs years ago, it was between those mission mv4, kef C3, wharfedale diamond 9.1

 

I went with the kef’s, what a mistake that was, the innards are plastic and they vibrate on certain frequencies.

 

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